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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

Gallbladder diseases include gallbladder stones and infection. Symptoms include abdominal pain that is often worse after a fatty meal, indigestion, and nausea and vomiting.


Dr. Barry Rosen
431 doctors shared insights

Gallbladder Diseases (Overview)

Gallbladder diseases include gallbladder stones and infection. Symptoms include abdominal pain that is often worse after a fatty meal, indigestion, and nausea and vomiting.


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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Managing Gallstones (Tip)

Managing Gallstones

Avoid fatty, greasy foods that make the gallbladder contract. Seek help if pain last more than hour. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Yes: The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is abdominal pain, usually localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline. It is often accompanied by nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting. Many people describe the vomiting as "bilious", meaning green-colored. ...Read more

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Managing Gallstones (Tip)

Managing Gallstones

Without symptoms associated- leave them alone. When symptoms occur get the gallbladder out early. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling?  Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Unlikely: Gallbladder disease is unlikely to cause gurgling of any kind. Pain from gallbladder disease is usually in the right upper or upper central part of the abdomen and often radiates to the back or shoulder. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more